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Katherine Rundell

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Katherine Rundell-tightrope walker, cartwheeler, academic, and author-was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book, The Girl Savage, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there. Her second, Rooftoppers (Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Prize  and the CILIP Carnegie Medal), was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongside an adult novel. She lives in Oxford, UK.

    Author photo copyright Nina Subin.

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    2nd January 2018

    The Explorer

    Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... Winner of the Children's Book Prize Winner of the Costa Children's Book A... More

    (85 reviews)
    28th May 2020


    Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize | Winner of the Blue Pete... More

    (60 reviews)
    8th September 2016

    The Wolf Wilder

    Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell... From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Prize 'A writer with an utte... More

    (42 reviews)
    3rd September 2020

    The Good Thieves

    Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 From the winner of the Cos... More

    (34 reviews)
    25th February 2021

    Skysteppers: World Book Day 2021

    High above the streets of Paris live the rooftoppers, a secret gang of children who eat, sleep and tumble amongst the ch... More

    (13 reviews)
    3rd October 2019

    One Christmas Wish

    Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ... NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREEN... More

    (11 reviews)
    6th January 2011

    The Girl Savage

    Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend,... More

    (7 reviews)
    20th September 2018

    Into the Jungle

    Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin sto... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st September 2022

    The Zebra's Great Escape

    'A writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power' - Observer Mink doesn't believe in rules. She... More

    (0 reviews)
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    • Rooftoppers


      I read a lot, but not many books are like this one! 
      It is full of adventure, excitement and wonderful morals. 
      I really love the characters: Sophie...

    • The Explorer

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      this book is about children who wen t on a plane but the plane crashed in the woods. they were left in the wilderness until theyfound a secret land...

    • The Wolf Wilder

      The Wolf Wilder

      I loved this story which was set in the snowy surroundings of Russia.  It is about young girl named Feo who learns how to be a 'wolf wilder' - someone...